Category Archives: Parade of Lights

2014 Parade of Lights

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We completely lucked out on the weather this year.  After last year’s sub-zero temperatures, the upper 30s feels like Summer!  This year’s parade theme was “Let it Snow” and our float centered around an igloo made of recycled gallon milk jugs!

The float carried, in addition to that amazingly fun igloo, 38 girls and our 8 sister Cadettes walked behind handing out candy to the HUNDREDS of little kids on Main Street.

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Way to Use Resources Wisely girls!!! The float turned out really great!!

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Those are some super cute Girl Scout Leaders!!

Also a super special thanks to troop dads Dave P., Gerald G., David S. and friend Darin M. without whom this float would never have been as awesome!

Prep for a Parade

This coming weekend is our town’s local Parade of Lights.  It’s a festive time on Main Street and a great family event.  For the last few years we have entered a float.

Float building is a group effort, managed by Co-Leader H.  Troop leaders, their daughters and some super-hubbies all take part.  We took the building of the float inside the barn this year, to try to keep warm!

The dads piece together our base.  We have used the same basic construction year to year, to save on the cost.  We have tried every which way to label the pieces to make it easier to put back together each time but it is always a gigantic puzzle!

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This is what our kids are doing while they wait for their turn! 🙂

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Well….and this!  Sassy!

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We finally found them a job….unpacking lights.

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Let the FUN begin!

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In true Girl Scout fashion, the girls are “Using Resources Wisely”  for the building of this float.

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More photos to come from during the actual event!

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Thanks H….your design is really cute and we can’t wait to see the finished product at the Parade this weekend!

Parade of Lights

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Saturday was our town’s annual Parade of Lights. The Parade is a pretty big deal here and the streets are always lined with onlookers even when the weather is cold. And…this year, boy-o-boy was it COLD!!! Even with temps in the single digits and a wind chill something more ridiculous than that, we also had a good turn out of girls (thanks to parents willing to drop off their daughters) bearing the weather for the parade.

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Thankfully we learned after last year that you MUST turn in your registration as early as possible to not have to wait for hours, towards the end of the parade route, for your turn up Main Street. We drew the #12 spot and got in and out really quickly.

The theme this year was Holiday Wishes…so we opted for a float of GIGANTIC Girl Scout Cookie boxes because don’t you just WISH you had some right now 🙂

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Luckily cookie season is just around the corner!

One of our troop dads, Dave P. (shown in first photo next to his handy work!) does the construction of our float. He does a super great job, even including benches for the girlies to sit on! His wife, co-leader Heidi, was responsible for organizing our troop for this event this year, and with the crummy weather and a few other logistical challenges/changes, still pulled through with flying colors. Troop 2214 is very thankful to have support like this!

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Special thanks to our council for allowing us the use of EVERY cookie costume they have! It helped our float be more festive to have Girl Scout cookies handing out treats to kids watching the parade!

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The theme for the Annual Parade of Lights this year was “Fairy Tale Christmas”. This was our first year building a float and entering the parade. It was really fun and we will definitely be doing it again. Our float was the Gingerbread House in the woods in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretl.

BUILDING THE FLOAT
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HERE WE ARE….
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Nibble, Nibble little mouse…who’s that nibbling on my house???
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One of very own was also this year’s SNOW PRINCESS!!
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